On Tue, May 12, 2009 at 12:36:06PM -0400, Chris McDonough wrote: > On 5/12/09 12:27 PM, Paul Winkler wrote: >> I agree with a lot of what you wrote, but I don't understand this last >> bit. All the currently released packages will continue to live on >> pypi more or less forever, no? To paraphrase a wise man, "Releasing a >> package means always having to say you're sorry" ;-) > > I don't think so. People would need to change their code to depend on > the big package, and the smaller packages would cease to have a life of > their own. Having both the smaller packages and some bigger package that > also contains it and needing to maintain both truly would be the worst of > all possible worlds.
I must be dense today because I still don't understand what "cease to have a life" means. Remove them from pypi? How would you avoid breaking all the current software in the world that currently depends on all those distributions? -- Paul Winkler http://www.slinkp.com _______________________________________________ Zope-Dev maillist - Zope-Dev@zope.org http://mail.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope-dev ** No cross posts or HTML encoding! ** (Related lists - http://mail.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope-announce http://mail.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope )